Sunday, August 24, 2008

Where is Arsenal's midfield?

Arsenal suffer a shock defeat to last season relegation struggler Fulham at yesterday's late kick-off. Many of their key midfield players including Flamini, Hleb and Gilberto Silva have left the club after a disappointing last season, leaving their solid midfield a big hole. Even Adebayor was unable to perform due to lack of support from the midfield. In addition, Tomas Rosicky, Abou Diaby and Cesc Fabregas was unable to play due to injuries, look like Arsene Wenger has to look for some quality midfielders before the transfer window closed.

Lets look at their midfield now, they are force to fill a second string like players such as Eboue, which is not a natural midfield player, Denilson, which spend most of the time last season warming the bench. Their new signing Samir Nasri could be good and promising but lacks experience . They just can't expect a new player to control and have a big influence. They will have to sort out their midfield crisis before they can challenge the title.